Four-page autograph letter signed “W. J. F.” (Dickens’s friend and Unitarian Preacher W. J. Fox, and publisher of the “Daily News”).  Accompanied by a franked envelope addressed to “Miss Fox, Post Office, Ambleside.” The letter, addressed to “Dearie,” (Miss Fox; a pencil note in Patterson’s hand indicates the addressee is Fox’s daughter) deals with several subjects, including activities of John Forster and Sir Robert Peel, who was instrumental in the abolition of the English Corn Laws.  W. J. Fox, according to Dickens’s biographer Edgar Johnson, was not just a friend of Dickens but also influenced him in favor of Unitarian church beliefs, and thus contrary to those beliefs of the Church of England under which Dickens was raised as a child.